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Southwestern Congress of Optometry

January 26 - January 28

Save the date. January 26th, 27th, 28th, 2024
January 26,27,28, 2024:
Southwestern Congress of Optometry Presents:
Randy Shulman, OD
Integrative Optometry and Using Our Power Tools
Course Description: Integrative Optometry and Using Our Power Tools
This course is for practitioners wishing to expand their model of vision and learn about an
integrated model of vision that includes testing for and treatment of vision utilizing a
multisensory assessment, and a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
Case reports of various types will be shared that include an integrated model of assessment
and treatments including lenses, prisms, occlusion, syntonics, vision therapy utilizing a
multisensory approach, lifestyle management and appropriate referrals. Participants will also
learn best practices for successfully working with their patients and the other professionals who
care for them so as to provide ongoing and supportive care for all ages and patient types.
Ashleigh V. Yates, OD and Raelyn Ottenbreitt, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Pediatrics and Vision Therapy
Course Description: Pediatrics and Vision Therapy
In this course, we seek to explore normal physical and visual development and the impact of
abnormalities in these systems on children and previously neurologically intact individuals following
acquired brain injury. We will discuss how binocular evaluation and visual information processing
evaluation varies based on developmental levels and whether or not brain injury has occurred.
Connections will be made between neuro-optometric rehabilitation and developmental vision therapy
induding overlapping therapy techniques, testing and prognosis. The role of the optometrist in case
management and participation as a part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team will also be explored as
well as the role of emerging technology in both evaluation and therapy.
Randy Shulman, OD
Dr. Schulman graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 where
she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She graduated with her
Doctorate in Optometry and Masters in Vision Science degrees from the State
University of New York, College of Optometry in 1991 and is currently an Adjunct
Clinical Professor and Residency Supervisor for the school. Dr. Schulman received
Fellowships in the College of Optometrists for Vision Development and the College of
Syntonic Optometry and is an Associate member of the Optometric Extension Program
and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Schulman has lectured extensively on behavioral optometry topics such as vision in
the classroom, vision and aging, visual difficulties in the developmentally delayed, and
has lectured and/or published on vision and autism, lenses and prisms, Lyme disease,
brain injury, pupillary constriction, functional field testing and multisensory integration.
She specializes in integrative optometry and vision therapy with emphasis on vision
rehabilitation, pediatrics, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, concussions and
preventative, integrative and alternative vision care for all ages.
Dr. Schulman is always learning and teaching others. She enjoys spending time with
her ·partner, Denny Johnson and children Jordan, Jared and Jessie, reading and doing
yoga and Zumba.
Ashleigh Yates, OD
Dr. Ashleigh Yates graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of
Science in Biology with a Chemistry Minor and a concentration in Mandarin Chinese.
She continued her education at the Illinois College of Optometry where she earned her
Doctorate in Optometry in 2020. While attending ICO, she co-founded the Black
Student Union and was a member of the National Optometric Student Association,
Gold Key International Honor Society, and College of Optometrists in Vision
Development (COVD). She was also honored with several awards for leadership and
service to the community.
After completing optometry school, Dr. Yates completed a residency in pediatrics,
binocular vision and vision therapy at Wow Vision Therapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Or. Yates; passion for developmental optometry stemmed from her own experiences
with vision-related learning disorders. She is motivated and excited to help patients
reach their full potential through vision therapy and rehabilitation.
Dr. Yates joins the Rosenberg School of Optometry as a Senior Clinical Instructor in the
Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation departments.
Raelyn Ottenbreit, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Dr. Raelyn Ottenbreit is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIW Rosenberg School of
Optometry (RSO). She was raised in Western Canada and is a graduate of the
University of Regina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics
with a minor in biology. She graduated with her optometry degree Magna Cum Laude
from RSO in 2015. She was on the RSO Dean’s list and was in the top 10% of her
class all years of optometry school; she received many awards during her time at RSO,
including RSO’s Service, Mission, and Clinical Excellence Award.
She completed an optometric residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2016
before joining RSO in August of that year. She serves as the faculty advisor for the
Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity and the Canadian Association
of Optometry Students. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and
College of Optometrists in Vision Development and obtained her Fellowship with both
in 2018 and 2021 respectively. She is the Chief of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation
Service and teaches in a variety of courses and labs.
Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk, San Antonio
201 N St. Mary Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
To reserve your room call:
1-800-325-0720 or
When making a reservation please reference the South Western Congress of Optometry or
our Group# 10083522
Room Rate
$161—1 night for single occupancy and $ 171 for double
Room rate cutoff is December 24 , 2023
Hotel Amenities
Free Hot Quikstart Breakfast 6AM t 9:30AM
Free Evening Drinks and Snacks 5:30 to 7:00 PM each evening
Free wireless internet access in all rooms and the lobby
Business Center, fitness center and pool are available. You may print your boarding
pass in the business center.
Access to the famous San Antonio Riverwalk
Onsite covered overnight parking is available at a charge of $19 plus tax per day.
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Optometrist $400*
Therapist $275*
Residents: $200
Students: Free
* $50 off registration if registered before January 9, 2024. (Room cutoff date is in
Total Enclosed
Make checks payable to the SouthWestern Congress of Optometry
And mail registration to:
Nelson Greeman, Ill, OD
249 Hildebrand Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
For further information:
Fred Brecheen, OD
Friday, January 26, 2024
9 AM to 12 Noon
Pediatrics and Vision Therapy
Lecture with Dr. Ashleigh Yates
Noon to 1:30 PM
Lunch on your own on the Riverwalk
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Pediatrics and Vision Therapy
Lecture with Dr. Ashleigh Yates (contd.)
Saturday, January 27, 2024
9 AM to 12 Noon
Integrative Optometry and Using Our Power Tools
Lecture with Dr. Randy Schulman
Noon to 1:30 PM
Lunch on your own on the Riverwalk
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Integrative Optometry and Using Our Power Tools
Lecture with Dr. Randy Schulman (contd.)
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
SWCO business meeting
Sunday, January 28, 2024
9 AM to 12 Noon
Integrative Optometry and Using Our Power Tools
Lecture with Dr. Randy Schulman (contd.)
Noon :
Lunch on your own on the Riverwalk


January 26
January 28
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